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On the Path to Better Health . Mary Collins, Director, BC Healthy Living Alliance Secretariat. On the Path to Better Health . Objective: Celebrate BCHLA’s 10-year anniversary Take stock of the progress to date Look forward to the decade ahead . On the Path to Better Health.

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On the path to better health

On the Path to Better Health

Mary Collins, Director,

BC Healthy Living Alliance Secretariat


On the path to better health1

On the Path to Better Health

  • Objective:

    • Celebrate BCHLA’s 10-year anniversary

    • Take stock of the progress to date

    • Look forward to the decade ahead


On the path to better health2

On the Path to Better Health

  • Part One: Celebrating BCHLA’s 10 Year Journey

  • Part Two: Where Are We On The Path?

    • CD Incidence: Heart Disease, Lung Cancer and Diabetes

    • Protective and Risk Factors

    • Connection with Mental Health

    • The Health Gap

  • Part Three: Where Do We Go From Here?

    • Approaches: universal -> targeted


  • First nations perspective on health wellness

    First Nations Perspective on Health & Wellness


    Hypertension

    Hypertension


    Heart diseases

    Heart Diseases


    Diabetes

    Diabetes


    Provincial distribution of chronic disease

    Provincial Distribution of Chronic Disease


    Smoking

    Smoking


    Vegetable and fruit consumption

    Vegetable and Fruit Consumption


    Physical activity

    Physical Activity


    Overweight and obesity

    Overweight and Obesity


    The physical and mental health connection

    The Physical and Mental Health Connection

    “[Mental illness] and chronic disease are frequently associated; the evidence, course, and outcomes are affected by the presence of the others.”

    - CDC (US) Public Health Action Plan to Integrate Mental Health Promotion and Mental Illness Prevention with Chronic Disease Prevention 2011-2015


    The health gap

    The Health Gap

    • British Columbians who live in our poorest communities are between 24% and 91% more likely to die early from:

      • cancer (24%),

      • respiratory diseases (53%),

      • circulatory diseases (65%) and

      • diabetes (91%).


    On the path to better health3

    On the Path to Better Health

    • Part Three: Where do we go from here?

      • Tobacco Control – lessons and new areas

      • Healthier Communities

      • Supporting Healthier Eating

      • Alcohol Moderation

      • Closing the Health Gap


    On the path to better health4

    On the Path to Better Health

    • Part Three: Where do we go from here?

      • Place-based Approaches and Social Pediatrics

      • A Healthy Start in Life

      • Settings: Schools and Workplaces

      • First Nations

      • Information Technology

      • Whole of Government, Whole of Society


    Thank you questions www bchealthyliving ca info@bchealthyliving ca @ bchealthyliving

    Thank-you!

    Questions?

    www.bchealthyliving.ca

    [email protected]

    @bchealthyliving


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